HP Spectre x360

  |   by Ian Debevoise

The HP Spectre x360 is the best Windows-operated MacBook mimic made to date and it holds its own in the areas that Macs excel in. By working side-by-side with Microsoft, HP was able to create a blazing fast 13.3-inch 2-in-1 that gives it users an amazing experience with great boot up and shut off time powered by the 256 GB M.2 SSD and with upgrades available the x360 can become even faster. 

  • Genuine Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • 13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) touchscreen IPS display
  • Intel Core i5-5200U dual-core processor (2.2 GHz base frequency, 3 MB Cache, 2.7 GHz max Turbo frequency, 15 W TDP configurable down to 7.5 W TDP)
  • 256 GB M.2 SSD (Samsung PM851 – MZNTE256HMHP – NAND Flash)
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500 with Intel Wireless Display (WiDi)
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth 4.0
  • Stereo speakers
  • HD webcam with integrated stereo microphones
  • Internal 56 Wh Li-ion polymer battery
  • 45 W travel AC adapter
  • Dimensions: 12.7 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs
  • MSRP: $999.99

  • Pros

    • SPEED—faster than any thin-and-light laptop has a right to be.
    • Excellent battery life
    • Premium fit and finish
  • Cons

    • ClickPad has left-click/right-click problems
    • Integrated Intel graphics are just “okay”
    • May not be enough to sway MacBook fanboys

Quick Take

This Windows laptop really is as good or better than an Apple MacBook Air in almost every way imaginable. But is that enough to convince Apple owners?

Read Our Full Review: HP Spectre x360 Review: A Ghost of a Chance Against Apple



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